Every day for the last 35 years, the staff members at Gymnastics Unlimited sanitize the more than 15,000-square-foot facility. Child-sized hands and feet bound off the surfaces during recreational gymnastics classes, birthday parties, and summer camps.
Hugo Cherre is an expert when it comes to teaching gymnastics to children, for he was once a child gymnast himself. The owner of Hugo's Gymfitness has been practicing the sport his entire life, a devotion that culminated in becoming the National Gymnastics Champion of Peru and a member of the U.S. gymnastics team in the 1984 Olympics. He employs his expertise to help his students reach their goals, whether they want to compete internationally or learn how to cartwheel their way out of a fight.
In addition to gymnastics, Hugo leads programs in cheerleading, dance, martial arts, and even rock climbing. His facilities are well equipped to host such a wide variety of sports, outfitted with foam pits, a tumbling floor, a climbing wall, and a spectator area where parents can watch and cheer.
Starting kids as young as 12 months on the path to strength
and confidence, the instructors at Fun & Fit Gymnastics hope to build foundations that will shape
their students for the good. The philosophy here centers around finding the best class for each child. In that process, instructors pair
kids with others of similar age and ability levels to develop not just athletic skills, but
social ones too. The enormous facility also contributes to the curriculum, with a 50-foot spring-suspended tumbling floor, beams, bars, vaults, trampolines and a 5-foot-deep foam-filled pit used for fun and to enhance safety.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Pro Tip: Wear clothing specific for gymnastics and bring socks for the trampoline.
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Our camps and classes
Recommended Age Group: Kids
Q&A with Susan Montgomery, Owner and Director
What special training do you or your staff have?
Staff members have degrees in Child Psychology and coaching. They are CPR/First Aid and USAG Safety Certified, as well as fingerprinted and background checked. Staff members attend Regional and National trainings. Susan Montgomery trains her USA Team Member athletes with the other USA Olympic coaches and
USA Olympic Teams training center in Texas. Susan has had an athlete on the USA Team for the past seven years. Susan is a USA Artistic National judge and is also a certified trampoline judge. On staff as well are other judges who have judged USA Nationals for the past three years.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of the job is teaching a child new skills and seeing the expression of pride and accomplishment on their face when they have mastered the skill. This brings joy to my heart.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have had several of our State, Regional and National Champions start off in our Summer Camps.
Who knew? Also, our camp is designed to provide a safe, fun gymnastics and trampoline experience for all levels of athlete, from beginning to National Team members. We provide the highest quality instruction and encouragement in an atmosphere where every child is a champion.
Monarchs National Gymnastics Training Center furnishes the facilities and equipment necessary for young tumblers to develop their skills. The center staffs experienced coaches to teach students during sundry group classes that encourage camaraderie. Choose any four consecutive one-hour classes for aspiring Olympians or unwittingly aspiring Olympians, including co-ed kinder classes designed for ideally low-to-the-ground toddlers or a boys-and-girls tumbling session—for ages 6–18—that teaches kids the easiest ways to catapult themselves out of a room during awkward silences or boring lectures. All-girls and all-boys classes are available for kids aged 6–18, and a girls' cheer class prepares sprightly young ones for futures as high-school pep leaders.
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